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Poll: Ice box or fridge?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BigDaddyLH, Oct 19, 2017.

What's your preferred term for this?

  1. icebox

    5 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. fridge

    60 vote(s)
    61.2%
  3. refrigerator

    30 vote(s)
    30.6%
  4. none of the above (post your own)

    3 vote(s)
    3.1%
  1. BigDaddyLH

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  2. Old Tele man

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    "Cold box"
     
  3. xafinity

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    My 40 year old 'fridge' New to me in 2001. It rattles and makes sounds like a crying puppy. It still freezes meat and keeps the milk cold. Hang in there.
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  4. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

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    If it ain't broken, don't "fix" it!
     
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    You need to replace this with a “more efficient” model that will break down several times and be in the landfill within 7 years
     
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  6. tap4154

    tap4154 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Refer.

    Working in appliance installation for decades, that's what we call it.

    Nice Antigua refer xafinity!
     
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  7. troy2003

    troy2003 Friend of Leo's

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    My favorite frig’s are the old lever handled round top ones with no interior fan to dry out stuff. Many times these are relegated to the barn. As teens we would sneak ice cold, moisture dripping down the can, cans of beer, er, soda
     
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  8. teletimetx

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    Fridge. Ice box is understood, but almost archaic.

    the insulated box for frozen stuff and ice cubes is called a freezer. Growing up in Colorado, we had a large freezer that sat on the back porch, and got stuffed with seasonal crops at the end of summer or the occasional side of beef, when times were good.

    My grandparents, long since departed called the fridge an "ice box", for all the obvious reasons. My parents, also departed, in my experience, lived on the divide of referring to the device as either ice box or fridge. In other company, I could enjoy using a variation of the trucking industry's "reefer"?

    Or not. long, long time ago.
     
  9. tfsails

    tfsails Friend of Leo's

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    How 'bout the term "fridgitater"? One of my kids called it that when he was young.
     
  10. jackinjax

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    "Fridge" because the first refrigerator I can remember was a second hand Fridgedaire my dad bought when I was around 5 years old. Mother painted it yellow.

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    tap4154 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    That IS the truth. New ones have weak compressors and weak/buggy electronics, and a buddy's LG refer just died, only 2 years old. Repair bill so high, he just bought a new one. You will pay more for electricity with old ones, but they'll last forever.
     
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    Refrigerator, I like extra consonants. This is a Fridge:

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  13. troy2003

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    THIS is American engineering at its finest. Pretty much got thrown out because people didn’t like the color or wanted a fancier model
     
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    Some of the old timers still say "ice box".
     
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    Hey, I resemble that remark!
     
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  16. jackinjax

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    You're right. They left the yellow Fridgedaire when they sold our old house. Dad built a new house in '64 and Mom wanted a new two door GE with the separate self defrosting freezer compartment on top.
     
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    Got Ice ?
     
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    Yea, Ice box.

    Davenport not couch
    Pocketbook not purse
    Pop not soda
    Dial the phone
     
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    Don't forget the soda fountain at the drug store.

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    By default I say "ice box", but I have said "fridge" at times too.

    "Refrigeratorfreezer is too long, it should be called refrigadeezer." - George Carlin.
     
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